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Rescue from Gilligan's Island


Published 1978
Topics Comedy, Family


When a decaying Russian satellite crashes on the island, the Professor uses a key component for a barometer. With that device, he learns that a massive wave is going to swamp the island. In desperation, the castaways lash their huts together into one structure in order to have any chance to ride the disaster out. The wave strikes the island and the hut is swept out to sea. Once there, Gilligan accidents starts a fire trying to cook a meal and nearly burns the floating hut down. Occupied with stopping the fire, the gang fails to notice that the smoke caught the attention of a naval helicopter who summoned a ship to rescue the castaways. In triumph, they return to Hawaii, only to learn that things have changed over the years and they will have trouble fitting in.


Run time 95 min.
Producer Lloyd J. Schwartz
Production Company Redwood Productions
Audio/Visual sound, color
Contact Information www.k-otic.com


Reviews

Reviewer: Toyland Chairman - - May 15, 2013
Subject: Not as good as the TV series, but that doesn't make it bad.
RESCUE FROM GILLIGAN'S ISLAND is a lot of fun, and is probably the best of three TV movies featuring most of the original cast. Tina Louise did not return as Ginger, but the new girl is not too bad. Except maybe her weird voice.

Once the seven castaways are rescued, they go their seperate ways, which is a sad moment actually, seeing is they've spent so much time depending on one another. This leads to one of my few complaints, and it involves what they do seperately. Some of them aren't too bad, Ginger dealing with how "adult" films have become, the Professor finding himself so out of date he feels he has nothing to offer, but my problem is Mary-Ann's subplot. This is a huge continuity error with the series, as Mary-Ann is going to marry a fiance she had before being shipwrecked, and he surprisingly waited for her, despite being in love with her best friend. This is really just filler. It has nothing to do withthe Mary-Ann of the TV series. One thing I'm sad was never explored, but was explored in BAYWATCH ironically was a Gilligan and Mary-Ann romance. Not to offend anyone, but you'd think Mary-Ann would want kids someday. Something was bound to happen on the island sooner or later.

The movie SPOILER SPOILER ends with the cast becoming shipwrecked again. This was intended to lead to another series, but instead was followed by two more TV movies. The second one, CASTAWAYS FROM GILLIGAN'S ISLAND, actually feels less like GILLIGAN'S ISLAND than even this film does, and that one is set on the island.
Reviewer: swampRatchild - - December 27, 2012
Subject: stoner's island
Tie their huts together with a rope made of hemp Mary Ann suggest at around 13min 20 sec.....(hence)they have bush.......
Reviewer: James Y. - - June 28, 2011
Subject: Rescue from Gilligan's Island Review
Didn't watch the whole thing, but it seems have immodesty, like a short short, and low blouse. Also one of the women kissed a guy, not sure if they were married.
Reviewer: splue - - May 23, 2011
Subject: ginger looks diff
she had some work done?? tsk tsk


also i have joined the Uncharted Desert Isle CSI team & that beached boat looks staged


check those rocks---yeh right, Skipper

this one will not take an hour 2 solve

also gilligan will hav 2b recast cos he is not now nor evr skinny hawt
Reviewer: recarter64 - - May 23, 2011
Subject: I like it
I saw this and the other two tv movies when they first aired,I for one always wanted to see them rescued,but without Tina Louise.........
Reviewer: Vic Demise - - May 17, 2011
Subject: UNFORGIVABLE!!
To sully the memory, the timeless legacy, of one of history's greatest classics, perhaps rivaled only by Homer's Oddessey, Milton, Shakespeare, or perhaps Goethe's Faust, or the collected works of Maya Angelou, this takes the legendary hero's jouney, and turns it into a mere hero's expedition of common hope in which Sherwood Shwartz deviates bravely from the Neo-classical form, in a move only rivaled by George Lucas' adding digital creatures to Star Wars- BRAVO George, BRAVO!!) but sadly, (ergo) like the quest for the golden fleece, it was doomed to failure, if only because of the failing of man's inner nature, which inevitably leads him gayly down the path of enlightenment, to his own destruction, thereby rendering the the hopes and dreams of the entirety of humankind into a sort of prototype of the inner demon who's only motivation is to drain the very essence of life's vitality from the sacrificial wounds of hilarity.(?)Yup.
I suggest a better work, a high-calibre piece, known only as... Dusty's Trail (Here in the Archive).
But it was still pretty funny, I guess.
(Oh, and note that they DID have marijuana on the island, when they discuss using the ropes they made out of hemp. That could explain some things)
Reviewer: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid - - June 21, 2009
Subject: Mildly Amusing
To be fair the picture quality is lackluster, though that pretty much applies with 99% of prints circulating of this TV Movie.

It itself is a fairly enjoyable, silly but cute TV film that will probably be most enjoyed by fans of the series.

SPOILER:
There were two sequels in which the cast aways finally get off the island and the Harlem Globetrotters turn it into a fancy expensive hotel/resort. I am not making this up! I'm pretty sure the sequels are still copyrighted though and cannot be uploaded here.
END SPOILER

Overall, a generally decent late-70's TV movie, big Thank you to K-otic for uploading it.
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